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OBJECTIVE To develop evidence based recommendations for the management of hip osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS The multidisciplinary guideline development group comprised 18 rheumatologists, 4 orthopaedic surgeons, and 1 epidemiologist, representing 14 European countries. Each participant contributed up to 10 propositions describing key clinical aspects of(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop evidence based recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS The multidisciplinary guideline development group comprised 16 rheumatologists, one physiatrist, one orthopaedic surgeon, two allied health professionals, and one evidence based medicine expert, representing 15 different European countries. Each(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease encountered throughout Europe. A task force for the EULAR Standing Committee for Clinical Trials met in 1998 to determine the methodological and logistical approach required for the development of evidence based guidelines for treatment of knee OA. The guidelines were restricted to cover all(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop evidence based recommendations for the diagnosis of gout. METHODS The multidisciplinary guideline development group comprised 19 rheumatologists and one evidence based medicine expert, representing 13 European countries. Ten key propositions regarding diagnosis were generated using a Delphi consensus approach. Research evidence was(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop evidence based recommendations for the management of gout. METHODS The multidisciplinary guideline development group comprised 19 rheumatologists and one evidence based medicine expert representing 13 European countries. Key propositions on management were generated using a Delphi consensus approach. Research evidence was searched(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis of hand osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS The multidisciplinary guideline development group, representing 15 European countries, generated 10 key propositions regarding diagnosis using a Delphi consensus approach. For each recommendation, research evidence was searched for systematically.(More)
This position paper aims to clarify the presumed place of febuxostat in the management of gout patients. Since this novel xanthine oxidase inhibitor is now available, an international group of gout experts decided to formulate an international consensus statement. This statement presents the place for this new xanthine oxidase inhibitor in the treatment of(More)
The subject of study were 104 patients with the primary Sjögren Syndrome (p. Sj. s.) in whom markers of hepatitis C infection were investigated. All the patients fulfilled the criteria of the European Expert Group of the Sjögren Syndrome. Antibodies anti-HCV were found in 20 patients (19.2%) and HCV-RNA found in 5 patients (4.8%). These data were compared(More)
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a rare genetic disease characterized by widespread soft tissue ossification and congenital stigmata of the extremities. We report the case of a 33-year-old woman with clinical and radiological features of FOP. She was born with bilateral hallux valgus and at the age of 10 presented swelling and ossification of(More)